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Ayingel

Lakota Sioux declare independence from the US

okay, so...i found this today and was very puzzled. are they trying to blame everything on the us? because honestly, it's not all the government's fault. i mean...good for them, but they can't get off with saying we caused them to have black mold and their teens to be the most depressed in the world...


# Lakota men have a life expectancy of less than 44 years, lowest of any country in the World (excluding AIDS) including Haiti.

# Lakota death rate is the highest in the United States.

# The Lakota infant mortality rate is 300% more than the U.S. Average.

# More than half the Reservation?s adults battle addiction and disease.

# The Tuberculosis rate on Lakota reservations is approx 800% higher than the U.S national average.

# Alcoholism affects 8 in 10 families.

# Median income is approximately $2,600 to $3,500 per year.

# 1/3 of the homes lack basic clean water and sewage while 40% lack electricity.

# 60% of housing is infected with potentially fatal black molds.

# 97% of our Lakota people live below the poverty line.

# Unemployment rates on our reservations is 85% or higher.

# Federal Commodity Food Program provides high sugar foods that kill Native people through diabetes and heart disease.

# Teenage suicide rate is 150% higher than the U.S national average for this group.

# Our Lakota language is an Endangered Language, on the verge of extinction.


thoughts?

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Radioactive Isotope

if they want to be independent that's fine. they just better not be holding out a hand for government aid.

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Uncle Du

More power to them, I mean, that's their right. But if they think that by simply seceding from the US will solve their problems, they're wrong. Apparently there's a lot of people in the world that have forgotten about personal responsibility. Whatever.

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Mara

So seceding is gonna help them with all those health problems?

Nothing will probably come of it, though.

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Mara

I heard that they want their own state.

Every 5-10 years the U.P. says the same thing. :p

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